Israel and Palestine
US-Iran thaw: Netanyahu's personal high noon
As the Israeli prime minister heads to Washington, this is the moment much of his career has led to.
Ali Mansouri, Belgian-Iranian national, arrested for spying in Israel
Ali Mansouri, arrested as he tried to leave Israel on Sept. 11, has reportedly confessed to spying for Iran.
Israel tight-lipped on Obama-Rouhani phone call
News of the historic phone call between the US and Iranian leaders broke late in the night on Friday, Israel time.
The Holocaust diaries: Iran and Israel's war of words
Analysis: Did Iran's new president condemn the Holocaust? Did he even say the word Holocaust? To Israel, it might not matter.
Abbas insists Mideast peace deal must be 'permanent'
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday demanded that any peace deal with Israel be permanent, calling new US-brokered talks a "last chance."
At UN, Obama’s foreign policy speech signals giving peace a chance (VIDEO)
Commentary: The US president is ready to talk with Iranians in spite of resistance from the Saudis and Israel.
Kenya mall shooting victims mourned in Nairobi
Authorities in Nairobi, Kenya, searching Westgate Shopping Mall for bodies, explosives following four-day siege.
Misreading the domestic politics and mood of Iran over the years
Commentary: After years of negative views of Iran, reconciliation would be a hard sell in the US.
Israeli soldier killed in West Bank city of Hebron
An Israeli soldier was shot dead on Sunday during a Jewish festival in the West Bank city of Hebron, apparently by a Palestinian sniper.
In a first since 2007, Israel allows building materials into Gaza
For first time in six years, building materials meant for private projects passed through the border with Israel into Gaza on Sunday.
Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank raid
A suspected Palestinian militant was shot dead by Israeli troops early Tuesday during a West Bank raid.
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
In blockaded Gaza, making gas masks with jars and paper towels
Short of supplies and worried about regional fallout from Syria strikes, Gazans fashion makeshift gas masks in case of a chemical attack.
Fumbles abound as Russians intercept Kerry’s desperation pass
Commentary: No rules govern this international game of dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons.
12 other big things that happened on 9/11
Most of them aren't good.
Israel to compensate family of 'Prisoner X'
Israel will pay more than $1 million to the Australian-Israeli man who hanged himself in prison in 2010, after allegedly spying for the Mossad.
Essay: On the anniversary of Chris Stevens' death, the region he loved is in turmoil
A year after US Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, American diplomacy needs his guile and wisdom in the Middle East.
What are the economic risks if Syria goes south?
Analysis: Would airstrikes spark global anarchy — or is that what looms without them?
11 amazing things Michele Bachmann has said about the Middle East and North Africa
The most recent amazing thing Bachmann did was to say that the Muslim Brotherhood is to blame for 9/11. There's so much more.
Syria’s other key ally: North Korea
While Russia and Iran have overtly backed the Assad regime, North Korea is allegedly providing quiet support — possibly including its chemical weapons expertise.
Advisor denies Hassan Rouhani's Rosh Hashanah tweet was genuine
A top advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the Twitter message wishing Jews a happy Rosh Hashanah was not official and may have been sent by a fan or a staffer.
View from Israel: Why are chemical weapons the game changer in Syria?
The lethal, undetectable nature of chemical weapons makes even the most war-weary populations anxious.
Israel says missile test 'not offensive' as Obama swipes at Iran
Tensions were high in the Mediterranean after a joint US-Israeli missile launch that spooked Syria's Russian backers.
Israel test-fires missile in Mediterranean Sea
Israel confirmed that it had carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean after Russia's early-warning system sounded the alarm.
In Israel, relief and frustration with Obama decision on Syria
Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval for a strike on Syria got a mixed reaction in Israel.
Brawls erupt as nervous Israelis rush to find gas masks
Forget the school year. Forget Jewish New Year. If you are an average Israeli this week, you are mobbing a gas mask distribution center.
Israeli soldiers disciplined after abandoning patrol to party with Palestinians (VIDEO)
The soldiers were drawn inside by the sound of a banging ‘Gangnam Style’ remix.
'Keep calm and carry on' message to worried Israelis
Lines for gas masks lengthened amid expectations of a US-led military strike against neighbouring Syria.
Nigerians charged with aiding Iran militant cell targeting Israel
Suspects alleged to have aided Iranian militants with planning attack against Israel.
Israel's last airlift of Ethiopian immigrants
Israel has ended its 30-year initiative of airlifting Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel. The final two planeloads of 450 Ethiopians arrived Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
Israel ends airlifts of Ethiopian Jews (PHOTOS)
The final two planeloads of 450 Ethiopians arrived Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.